Gambling and Social Control

How does social control take place in an increasingly digitalised world? Our new research project deals with this question using the example of electronic machine gambling in amusement arcades. The…

Qualitative Methods

The KWI holds a new service, since the placement for method transfers was established in July 2018. The goal of this placement is to facilitate the scientific research practice at…

Communication and Dementia

Follow the links to get to know more about the research interests of the project staff members: Prof. em. Dr. Jo Reichertz Verena Keysers Anna-Eva Nebowsky Dr. Phil. Carmen Birkholz…

The communicative construction of ‘pathological’ gambling

The project aims at reconstructing the ongoing process of communicative construction of excessive gambling as an ‘addiction’ – thus as a treatable and manageable ‘disease’. The study will examine the…

Emotion. Escalation. Violence.

Whenever people come together in large numbers in public, be it at football matches, rock concerts or demonstrations, group emotions (positive as well as discordant) are often generated. Sometimes, conflicting…

Working Group Communicative Constructivism

Communicative constructivism is a new approach in sociological, communication and media science research and theory formation (Keller & Knoblauch & Reichertz 2012, Knoblauch/Schnettler 2004, Knoblauch 2013, 2017, Christmann 2016, Couldry…